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Old 08-24-2004   #41
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For the most part, the Palmer playcalling thing is a myth. It's an easy scapegoat for vultures waiting to pick on an unsuccessful drive or 3rd down call. Run run pass has been debunked over and over by people who take the time watch the game closely or present gamebook data following a game. What some people tend to fixate on are plays that are unsucessful (run and pass - although there seems to be a lower tolerance for throwing a low percentage bomb 60 yards downfield than a trap or draw on 3rd and 5 for some reason - I guess it's the Madden generation) and what we never hear about are the plays that are successful (those are expected, of course). Execution has always been more of a problem with this team than play calling.
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